24 October 2008

craft recipe: spaghetti box , glue & paper

I love paper. I especially love paper craft. Paper + making something. Even better. Throw in recycle/re-purpose to the mix and now we're talking.

I'm always saving good packaging knowing I can use it for some sort of craft or another. After seeing this paper project at A Little Hut I decided I'd give this little box a new life. I kept it really simple but I think the possibilities are endless. You can make it as simple or detailed as you wish.

I simply cut off the top of the box. This one is a little flimsy so I reinforced the ends, where the box was originally opened, with tape first. Then I cut my paper with a paper cutter and covered the long sides. I covered the ends last, squeezed a little glue just under the edges and held them in place with a clothespin. I thought it would be nice to have a design on the inside so I printed an image from my digital stash and used it for the inside. This would be great for the inside of a drawer or simply on top of your work area as a little catch-all for miscellaneous bits & pieces.

*It's my second post with pink. I didn't plan it that way, promise. I do have another "pink" project to share soon. It is Breast Cancer Awareness month though.


Salinda said...

Too Cute! My 7-year-old always needs art supply storage. And, I think she could do most of this by herself. We'll have to give it a try.

Thanks for the idea.

Louise said...

SO cool!!
I may have to try that out!
Thanks ;)

Cherrye at My Bella Vita said...

Wow. Impressive. I think I have a few pasta boxes sitting around!

patricia said...

Great take on the project! :)

It's funny how we can change things that look so mundane and disposable into something useful and good looking!

Rhonda Langley said...

Recycling!!! I love it!! And to think we rush to the store to purchase trays and boxes and we could have made one!!! Love it!

Kathleen W. said...

This is so cute! I hope you don't mind, but I linked to this in my post today. Check it out

With your permission, I will add one of your photos too (and give you credit of course)

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